Science and innovation on show in Korea

Science takes centre-stage when in-cosmetics Korea returns to Seoul from 26 to 28 June 2019. Technology, regulations and innovation come under the spotlight in a series of seminars and presentations to bring delegates up-to-date on current trends while offering invaluable insights into the $532 billion global beauty market.

Case studies

Organised by the Foundation of Korea Cosmetic Industry Institute (KCII) the Ingredient, Regulations, Science & Technology Seminars 2019 will be divided into two sessions focusing on separate case studies. The first – A case study for new materials and cosmetic technology – will comprise four presentations that focus on the raft of new ingredients making waves in the industry; a next generation ceramide promoting the maturation of the skin barrier, a photonic crystal-based functional ingredient and a natural, safe and preservative-boosting humectant.


The second case study – Cosmetic ingredient development trends and ways to secure safety – is made up of six sessions examining current issues in the industry including problems surrounding the Nagoya protocol, the importance of safety management systems for all cosmetics and, in particular, a separate session looking at the safety requirements for natural cosmetic ingredients.

 Technical seminars

Also providing guidance on the product development process, leading experts will deliver a series of Technical Seminars taking place across the three days. Nam Kyoung Kim from Radiant Inc will discuss advanced skin rhythm based on microRNA and circadian rhythm, while Jin Xie frim Bloomage Biotechnology Corp will examine solutions for mild repair, skin barrier protection.

Junseong Gwon from Spec-Chem Industry Inc will look at the application of peptides in cosmetics while Fanny Tanaka from SEPPIC Asia will highlight sustainable marine sourced waters for eco-responsible cosmetics. A number of other specialists will also showcase the benefits of their latest innovations during the Technical Seminars, including Ian Chan from Givaudan Active Beauty with Agefinity, the 3D Y-zone re-shaper, Kichul KC Ryu from Honeywell PMT Flourine Products with Solstice Enhance and propellant and Dr Sharon Qu from Lubrizol with Avalure Flex-6 CC Polymer among many others.

 Innovation zone

The Innovation Zone, sponsored by Gattefossé, offers delegates the opportunity to learn about novel ingredients and product concepts. With more than 34 ingredients on show, the Innovation Zone will be the biggest ever at in-cosmetics Korea when it returns to focus on the newest active and functional ingredients. It will enable visitors to see some of the most inspirational innovations launched within the last eight months, if not at the show itself.  Additionally, a number of Formulation Displays will enable visitors to test the effectiveness of a number of exhibitor ingredients while Mintel will also be returning with its demonstrations of the hottest new finished products from around the globe.